There are only 11 days until Valentine's Day, so I thought I'd better post some songs about Valentine's and Love before I miss my chance!
Today's post is a song about love. I found the words for this song on a preschool teaching site and instantly knew I wanted to use it for a movement song with scarves! So I added my own tune (anyone recognize the tune? :)), and voila - I can't wait to do this song tomorrow with the kiddos!
I plan on using Valentine's colors of scarves (red, pink, white, purple) and concentrate on moving the scarves in the directions mentioned in the song. (around, up and down, hide scarf inside hands and then let out, and around again).
Another way you could use this song is for students to have something with a heart on it (popsicle stick with heart taped/glued to the top of it) and model the directions for students to follow with their hearts. You could also do this with students holding paper hearts also (I recommend laminating them so you can reuse them with each group/class, etc. and for the next year also).
Here's the song:
© 2010 Amanda Ellis
Stay tuned for tomorrow's post: "A Heart Stands for Love"